Dr. Humphreys joined the Institute on Disability in 2010 as Interdisciplinary Training Director and co-Principal Investigator for the New Hampshire-Maine Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (NH-ME LEND) a five-year, multi- million dollar grant from the United States Department of Health and Human Services in collaboration with the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. Dr. Humphreys has worked extensively throughout early education settings in New Hampshire since 1985. She holds an Experienced Educator Certificate from the New Hampshire Department of Education and has collaborated with public education, Head Start, state partners and child care programs. Her connection to the IOD goes back to the mid-90’s when she completed her master’s degree in early childhood special education and participated in the NH-ME LEND program as a trainee.
Dr. Humphreys has co-authored two book chapters and multiple peer-reviewed manuscripts and presentations. She holds an appointment as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Her research interests include the linkages between healthcare and early intervention settings for infants and toddlers at risk for developmental delays and disabilities. She currently serves on the Steering Committee for the Association of University Centers on Disability Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders and the Editorial Board for the Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education.
The NH and ME Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (NH-ME LEND) is a collaboration among Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, the College of Health and Human Services at the University of New Hampshire, and the Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies/UCED at the University of Maine-Orono. The purpose of NH-ME LEND is to improve the health of children and youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities by preparing leaders to enter the field of maternal and child health.